Purple Gorilla Strain

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Purple Gorilla is a vibrant hybrid indica that is especially popular all over the West Coast, with the Bay Area serving as a solid fan base for this mysterious strain.

This hybrid is said to have originated on the Californian coast, and has since taken the industry by storm due to its high-yielding and medicinal personality.

Purple Gorilla is a well-balanced hybrid strain, that leans slightly on its indica effects, making it an ideal smoke to mellow out to.

This fragrant bud comes from mysterious backgrounds, with its exact origin being heavily debated and discussed, adding to its mythical appeal.

This strain is said to be a descendent of Mendocino Purps, while some report that its only confirmed parent is Purple Rain Forest.

Regardless of its exact genetics, Purple Gorilla is most certainly one of the most enjoyable and useful hybrid strains to unwind to, whether it be for medical or recreational purposes.

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    Purple Gorilla weed strain attributes:
    ORIGIN Unknown
    EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
    Happy – 5
    Euphoric – 5
    Sleepy – 4
    Uplifted – 4
    FRAGRANCEEarthy, fruity, pungent, spicy, berry
    FLAVORSSweet, grape, earthy, berry, fruity
    Dry eyes – 8
    Dizzy – 7
    Headache – 7
    Anxious – 7
    MEDICALPain – 10
    Stress – 6
    Nausea – 5
    Insomnia – 5
    Muscle spasms – 5
    THC CONTENT %17%
    CBD %1.00%
    INDICA/SATIVA %60% / 40%
    INDOOR YIELD21 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD24 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATETemperate and dry Mediterranean climate
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEResistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Purple Gorilla is a slightly indica dominant strain that is known and loved for its very relaxing effects. It was given its name due to its purplish buds that induce a strong body high, along with a clearheaded yet cerebral head high, making you feel relaxed and relieved of stresses from head to toe.

    Purple Gorilla Strain Effects
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    This strain is very much a happy-go-lucky variant, and can produce a long lasting feeling of happiness even in the most resistant people. Purple Gorilla will make you feel positive and fulfilled, and have you buzzing in a dreamlike state with only inspired and joyous thoughts in mind.

    Purple Gorilla will induce sudden bursts of euphoria in your and make you feel uplifted and stimulated. Many prefer this strain for its ability to wind you down just at the right time, encouraging you to feel so relaxed that you may suddenly drift off into sleep without even realizing it.


    Purple Gorilla has a very strong fruity note to it that will make you think of Grape Ape, except it is a little gentler on the pungent notes. This strain carries a noticeable berry and spice aroma that will play tricks on your senses and make you crave for more of it.


    Purple Gorilla is a sweet flower that will make your tongue feel sticky and coated in its flavors. On the inhale, this strain will taste fruity and earthy to you, and on its exhale you are likely to taste hints of berry and grape, with this sweetness sticking on your palette like glue, even long after you exhale.

    Adverse reactions

    Purple Gorilla can be quite potent, especially to inexperienced smokers, so you can expect some side effects when smoking this strain. The most common adverse effects are likely to be a case of a dry mouth, with your eyes often also feeling dry and itchy.

    Some users report that they can feel slightly dizzy and a little overwhelmed with the strength of this strain. Purple Gorilla can sometimes leave you feeling anxious and nervous too, and in the most extreme cases, you may even end up with a headache, especially if you don’t take care to stay hydrated during your high.


    Purple Gorilla is an effective medical strain, that is ideal for both veteran users as well as novices. It isn’t overwhelming in nature, allowing patients to truly enjoy the relief it brings them, without the added side effects, as is the case with other, more potent strains.

    Purple Gorilla Strain Medical
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    This hybrid is very effective in treating man pain-related ailments, and is known for being especially useful in the fight against muscle pain, back aches and chronic migraines. Purple Gorilla can also help easy symptoms of chronic stress in many patients who struggle to manage their anxieties.

    Purple Gorilla has proven itself to be useful in tackling nausea in cancer patients, allowing them to regain their appetites. Those who seek out a more natural way to help them reverse their insomnia can rely on this strain to be of use, as it can calm both the mind and the body, and allow you to sleep through the night.

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      Purple Gorilla is a high-yielding plant, making it a popular choice among growers. It is relatively resistant to common molds and diseases, and is perfectly happy as long as it is kept in a temperate and dry outdoor growing environment, where it can thrive.

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      Flowering Time


      Purple Gorilla can take an average of about 7 to 8 weeks to flower indoors This strain can be expected to yield a whopping estimated 21 ounces of good bud per square meter planted.

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      Growing this strain outdoors can yield you around 24 ounces of bud per plant. Purple Gorilla can be expected to flower throughout the late summer and be ready for a harvest around the beginning of October.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Purple Gorilla? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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